Milky Way over Meadow Lake – near Truckee, CA

I recently photographed a wedding where the minister was also a photographer – Nick Cahill – who just so happens to have this month’s cover of National Geographic! Nick was gracious enough to give me a few pointers on how to capture the Milky Way and even try some photos with the couple in them the night of the wedding.

So – on a camping trip last weekend to Meadow Lake – I decided it was time to practice a little bit and see what I could come up with – sneaking away from the campfire (photos to come from the trip!) I snapped off a few images (most were completely out of focus) – and I walked away with this:

milkyway-camping

Now I can’t wait to try this with a couple in the foreground!!!!